It may sound like rubbish, but trash talking works. Just ask Lavonte David.

The Bucs linebacker said coaches encouraged players to have more fun in practice. David said it has led to more spirited scrimmages and more competitive ones, too.

“We’re competing with each other. We’re out here having fun,” David said Wednesday. “It’s crazy. I mean, I don’t think we’ve had this much fun in a while when we’ve been out here. It’s competitive, guys are out here having fun, making plays, man.” -Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Shaun Wilson (38) carries during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Shaun Wilson (38) carries during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) carries during a drill at mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) carries during a drill at mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Jack Cichy (48) rests between drills during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Jack Cichy (48) rests between drills during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) talks to the media before mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) talks to the media before mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) talks to the media before mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) talks to the media before mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) and defensive tackle Vita Vea (50) run a drill during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) and defensive tackle Vita Vea (50) run a drill during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) scrambles during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) scrambles during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea (50) and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) run a drill during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea (50) and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) run a drill during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback David Rivers (27) and tight end Cameron Brate (84) laugh during a drill at mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback David Rivers (27) and tight end Cameron Brate (84) laugh during a drill at mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Riley Bullough (49) tries to break up a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Shaun Wilson (38) during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Riley Bullough (49) tries to break up a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Shaun Wilson (38) during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Beau Allen (91) rests between drills during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Beau Allen (91) rests between drills during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws during mandatory mini camp on June 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times